Winsor McCay's Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: THE PET (1921)
Unsettling cartoon: charming at first, it grows frightening along the way.
Run time 11 minutes 48 secondsAudio/Visual sound
Quite modern in style and subject.
more info on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0012123/
July 31, 2011
Brilliant and surreal.
Winsor McCay was a pioneering cartoonist and animator. He had a long-running comic strip called Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend, and this is one of several short films that were made about the bizarre dreams someone has after eating rarebit.
Welsh rarebit is a dish made with melted cheese, toast, and various other ingredients.
This is very strange and funny. I love the "dialogue" and the handwriting in which the dialogue is presented.